Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Wine tasting evening

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The Italian Society is holding a wine tasting event for members during which you will have the chance to try 12 different types of wine, 6 Red and 6 White.

The evening is being hosted in Pacino’s on Suffolk street on the4th of December at 7pm. Tickets €10 for members, 20 places max!

November 28, 2012

Gabriele Salvatores: Nirvana

Jimi (Christopher Lambert), a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo (Diego Abatantuono). Tormented by the memory of his girlfriend Lisa’s (Emmanuelle Seigner) mysterious disappearanceand begged by Solo to end its useless “life”, Jimi begins a search for people who can help him both to discover what happened to Lisa and to delete his game before it is released. (Review here:http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/137320/Nirvana/overview )

We will be screening “Nirvana, 1997” directed by Gabriele Salvatores, on Thursday, 29th November. Time and venue to follow!

November 20, 2012

Davide Dotti and Caravaggio’s copyists

Following the recent sensational discovery in Castello Sforzesco, Milan, of nearly a hundred drawings
attributed to Caravaggio, a dispute regarding their authenticity soon ensued.
Davide Dotti, a young art critic and a columnist for the newspaper “Il Sole 24 ore”, disproved Caravaggio’s
paternity of the drawings, and showed that the drawings were actually the product of copyists.
Mr. Dotti is going to present his findings on the 27th of November, at 7.00 pm,
in the History Conversation Room, GMB, in a talk titled “Caravaggio and the contested attribution of one
hundred drawings of the Castello Sforzesco, Milan “.
The talk will be introduced by Adrian Le Harivel, the curator of the British Art Department at the National
Gallery of Ireland.